The NEWS (Monrovia)

Liberia: Govt Gives U.S.$100,000 for Ebola

It appears that efforts aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to other parts of the country is currently underway with the Government of Liberia making an initial contribution of US$100,000.00.

The disclosure was made by Senate chairperson on Health, Gender and Development, and Women & Children Senator Peter S. Coleman.

Senator Coleman told plenary that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during a visit to the JFK Medical Center revealed that additional one hundred thousand United States dollars has been provided to the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare to combat the spread of Ebola.

Senator Coleman said four new Ebola cases have been reported within the last 48 hours and those cases originated from Lofa and Montserrado Counties. He said there has been no death reported thus far.

He explained that President Johnson-Sirleaf has acknowledged receiving a budget in the amount of US$1.5 million, but said the executive was engaging the Ministry of Finance for a possible solution.

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